DL News Staff
Funeral protests are one step away from being banned in Minnesota. The House and Senate on Monday passed a conference committee compromise that bans protests within 500 feet of a funeral. The vote was 121-2 in the House and 66-1 in the Senate. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign the measure, making it law. The American Civil Liberties Union and others concerned about limiting protests are the only ones opposed to the measure. The argument is based on the U.S. Constitution's freedom of speech provision. "I voted for this bill earlier, but I made a mistake," Rep.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) is encouraging Minnesotans to take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy website established for citizens to report any suspected instances of price gouging or price fixing. The complaints are registered for investigation where appropriate.
The Midnight Cruisers will hold the first of their "Show and Shine" gatherings on Wednesday, May 3, in Detroit Lakes. Club members will bring their cars for a public show at the K-mart parking lot west of Detroit Lakes, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and look at the vehicles, as well as meet and visit with the owners. Show & Shine will be held at the parking lot the first Wednesday of each month through Oct.
Aug. 23, 1915-April 29, 2006 John N. "Jack" Welch, 90, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. John Nicklin Welch was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Grove City, Pa., to Homer and Alice (Nicklin) Welch. He was raised there and attended Grove City College, graduating with a teaching degree in 1937. He began his teaching career in Pennsylvania and was then called to service in the U.S. Army/Air Force during WWII.
Jan. 16, 1930-April 29, 2006 Melvin R. Korth, 76, Frazee, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Melvin R. Korth was born Jan. 16, 1930, in New London, Wis., to Henry and Clara (Hummel) Korth. He grew up and attended school in New London. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1947-1954. On June 13, 1952, he married Shirley Pulvermacher in Minot, N.D., while stationed at the Minot Air Base. Following his discharge from the Air Force, they moved to New London, where he farmed and worked various other jobs.
Aug. 26, 1931-April 24, 2006 Gary R. Karsner, 74, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in his home. He was born on Aug. 26, 1931, in Detroit Lakes to Walter and June Karsner. Gary entered the U.S. Army after attending Detroit Lakes High School, where he was affectionately known as "Jumbo." After serving in the Army for 22 decorated years with tours in Germany, Vietnam and here in the states, Gary worked for various companies in the Seattle area.
Phyllis Schram, 92, Chaska, Minn., formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Chaska. The funeral service is Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Eldersgate United Methodist Church in St. Louis Park, Minn. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church, and Saturday May 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Interment is Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes
Sept. 15, 1917-April 29, 2006 Everett O. "Pete" Peterson, 88, Brooklyn Center, Minn., formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in his home under Hospice Care. Everett Oscar "Pete" Peterson was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Detroit Lakes to Oscar and Hannah (Anderson) Peterson. He was raised and educated in the Detroit Lakes area. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941-1945, serving during WWII in Africa and Italy. Everett worked in refrigeration and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for one year. He married Mayme L.
Aug. 26, 1920-April 28, 2006 Orville R. Anderson, 85, Barnesville, died Friday, April 28, 2006, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Orville, son of Henry Alfred and Johanna "Jennie" (Sandver) Anderson, was born Aug. 26, 1920, on his family farm in Prairie View Township, Wilkin County, Minn. Orville grew up and attended country school in the Prairie View Township area. After his schooling, he began farming with his family. He and his brother Johnny continued to farm the home place after their father retired. They where dairy farmers and grew small grains.
June 21, 1940-April 30, 2006 Richard J. "Dick" Kertscher, 65, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Innovis Health, Fargo. Richard James Kertscher was born June 21, 1940, in Detroit Lakes to Leonard and Anna (Larson) Kertscher. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1958. He entered the United States Army in 1959, where he worked in the payroll department. Dick was united in marriage with Elaine Schermerhorn March 9, 1963, in the Evangelical Free Church in Detroit Lakes.